Denture Services in Hurricane, UT
At Zion Dental, Dr. James Powell and his team are committed to restoring patients’ bite function with the use of traditional and implant-supported dentures. For patients throughout Hurricane and the surrounding communities, we provide whole and partial dentures to help you regain a balanced bite and improved aesthetics after losing most, or all, teeth in an arch.
Complete traditional dentures allow for restored bite function and balance. Dr. Powell takes impressions of your gums to ensure that these restorations provide an ideal fit, and allow you to eat and speak without the difficulty that comes from tooth loss.
These restorations are placed using the natural suction of the palate, limiting slippage. Patients acclimate to their new teeth with sufficient time and practice, and enjoy easy removability, which makes these dentures easy to clean. This treatment also requires less preparation and is therefore less expensive than other options. Dr. Powell is able to provide any necessary extractions prior to placing your finished dentures. Complete dentures are usually ready to wear within four to six weeks, provided there is no need of further adjustments after fabrication.
Removable Partial Dentures
If you are missing most teeth in an arch, our dentist can provide you with partial dentures to balance function of your remaining teeth. Unlike complete dentures, partials are supported by attaching to the healthy natural teeth in your smile. This helps prevent issues like temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), which can arise from favoring one side of the jaw for chewing over another, as well as teeth shifting in the mouth, leading to further problems. In addition to offering traditional metal-based partial dentures, Dr. Powell also offers newer-style flexible partial dentures which have no metal and can be much more aesthetic.
Fixed Implant Dentures
For patients seeking a stable solution that acts much like your natural teeth, Dr. Powell offers fixed implant dentures. These dentures are not removable, and allow patients to return to a regular diet of fibrous or chewy foods like nuts, steak, and more. This restoration can be cleaned the same as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing as well as using water flossers when necessary. This treatment not only preserves the appearance of your smile, but the stability and health of your jaw.
Our Hurricane denture provider can determine whether you qualify for implant-supported dentures, which restore your bite through durable and long-term implant restorations. Dr. Powell partners with oral surgeons to provide patients with implant-supported complete dentures.
Dental implants act as roots for these restorations, and anchor them using specialized abutments. These dentures are still removable, making them easy to clean, though less likely to shift out of place during eating and speech. Dentures supported by implants provide additional support for the jaw, and can protect against bone resorption and the prematurely aged appearance that occurs from being without teeth for a long period of time.
Contact Zion Dental Today
Dr. Powell and our team are eager to help patients throughout Hurricane, La Verkin, Toquerville, and the neighboring areas through traditional and implant-supported dentures. Contact
Zion Dental today for your denture consultation.